The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a post-graduate professional qualification offered internationally by the CFA Institute to investment and financial professionals. The CFA Program has the highest level of international legal and regulatory recognition of finance-related qualifications.
The CFA program covers a considerably wide range of topics relating to advanced investment analysis and thus- security analysis, statistics, probability theory, fixed income, derivatives, economics, financial analysis, corporate finance, alternative investments and portfolio management – and provides a generalist knowledge of other areas of finance.
The CFA Program curriculum increases in complexity as you move through the three levels. Below is a chart representing how much weight is given to various exam topics across each level. All exam questions are based on the content in the corresponding curriculum for that level and exam questions are based explicitly on Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). You should be able to accurately answer exam questions if you can accomplish the learning outcomes described by the command words within the LOS.
Each level is organized into study sessions, with assigned readings, Learning Outcome Statements, and practice problem sets.